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Central Role of Nutrition in Everything
A speech by Dr Gary Fettke given at a CrossFit conference reveals a new source of long-standing nutrition "beliefs" ... religion. Although the Kellogg's Sanatorium is mentioned many histories of vegetarianism, Dr Fettke delves 50 years further back. His speech, full title: The Central Role of Nutrition in Our Health, Education, Economics, Politics, Environment and Beliefs
and Marika Sboros's article based on it is being shared widely in the low carb, paleo world.
Video: The Central Role of Nutrition in Everything by Dr Gary Fettke
Medical Evangelism: A Hand Out for Bad Dietary Advice?
If nutrition science proves anything these days, it is that Karl Marx was right. Religion really is the “opium of the people”. It is a reason that bad dietary advice has spread globally, says Australian orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gary Fettke. It’s why nutrition guidelines are increasingly vegetarian, or “plant-based” as some doctors and dietitians now call it. That distances them from overtly religious associations with vegetarian diets. That’s despite robust evidence on health risks of vegetarian and plant-based diets, says Fettke.
Fettke was a keynote speaker at the CrossFit Health Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on August 2, 2017. The title of his talk: The Central Role of Nutrition in Our Health, Education, Economics, Politics, Environment and Beliefs.
It was seismic scientifically and ethically.
In the first of a two-part series, Fettke raises a taboo in nutrition science: Big Religion. He shines a light on its right arm: medical evangelism.
Fettke gave evidence to show that religious ideology informs and influences official dietary guidelines worldwide. It explains why nutrition science is the only science that many researchers don’t view through an evolutionary lens, he said. It also explains why financial and other conflicts of interest are rife in nutrition science.
The consequences for health, economies and the environment have been disastrous, he said. Fettke identified a church that believes in divinely ordained “medical evangelism”. It is the Seventh-day Adventist Church that began in the US in 1863. Its members are mostly vegetarians or vegans.
Despite being relatively young, it is one of the world’s fastest growing churches. It is also one of the most influential groups in the world on nutrition education and policy. The church has spawned doctors, dietitians and scientists who perform medical evangelism. They do so without declaring their religious beliefs as COIs. Therefore, they have made their beliefs into propaganda about diet and health across the planet, Fettke said. And where is the best place to hide propaganda? “In plain sight,” Fettke said.....
Much more follows at link.
Published August 7, 2017. Part two of Sboros's article not yet published.
Entire speech as a recorded copy with slides linked above.
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